Lots of students confused when and how to use “Usually” and “Used to” in English. In this article we will deeply discuss how and when to use them correctly.
- We use “Usually” in order to speak about our present habits (permanent situations)
I usually go to school at 8 o`clock.
I don’t usually go to school on the weekend.
Do you usually work on Monday?
- On the other hand, we use “Used to” in order to speak about our past habits, past states or that something regularly happened in the past but no longer happens.
I used to walk to work.
I did not use to like carrot.
Did you use to work at the coffee shop?
- Moreover, we can use Used to for past situations, which no longer exist.
We used to live in small town, but now we live in New York.
This building is now a public theatre. It used to be a cinema.
Nicole used to have long hair but she cut it some time ago.
- We can also use “Usually” and “Used to” at the same sentences.
I usually got to Tai Restaurants although I used to like Chinese food when I was young.
When I was a kid, I used to go to the cinema every day.
I usually go to the beach on the weekends.